Derbyshire police issue warning after ‘high powered’ firework theft

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Police have issued a warning after a large quantity of ‘high category’ fireworks were stolen from a van in Long Eaton.

On Saturday, October 31, between 4.30pm and 5.20pm, a van belonging to Big Bang Fireworks, parked on Oakleys Road, was broken into.

PC James Crookall, from Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If these fireworks are used incorrectly they are extremely dangerous.

“If stored incorrectly they have the potential to explode.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Crookall on 101 quoting crime reference number 47066/15.

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.